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Nurturing Imaginative Spaces

Humanities in Community


Nov 06 2023


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

Bay 4 (C105), Smith Warehouse, 114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701

Nurturing Imaginative Spaces

with Sarah Rose Nordgren of The School for Living Futures and Saskia Cornes and Maia Matheny of Duke Campus Farm


How do we educate for our climate future? What does embrace of the more-than-human require of us? Where do we find collaborators to undertake positive action to overcome climate grief?

Join us on Monday, November 6 at 6 pm at Smith Warehouse for a conversation about creating spaces for hope and purpose in the face of climate crisis. We'll meet Sarah Rose Nordgren, Founding Director of The School for Living Futures, and Saskia Cornes, Program Director of Duke Campus Farm, in a conversation moderated by Maia Matheny, Duke alum and Sloss Fellow with Duke Campus Farm.

In addition to these (partial) job titles, all three of our participants are also educators, creators, and community-builders. We look forward to discussing with them the challenges they've faced and the opportunities they create to bring a healthier, more whole world into being.

This is the first in a series featuring conversations with people who are bringing the ideas and values of the humanities into work beyond university borders.

Light dinner/snacks will be provided.

UPDATED OCT 31 WITH PARKING INFORMATION: Please see the detailed guidance on this page, thanks to our friends at the DHRC@FHI.

Registration not required, but we'll be grateful if you let us know you're planning to attend! The first 6 people to register by November 3 will receive a ticket to attend the School for Living Futures' next "Living Futures Saturday" event on November 4, featuring Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop and musician and designer Napoleon Wright II.



Sarah Rose Nordgren

Sarah Rose Nordgren is a poet, writer, teacher, and climate activist. She is the author of four books of poetry and prose, including Best Bones (University of Pittsburgh, 2014), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, Darwin's Mother (University of Pittsburgh, 2017), and the hybrid-genre chapbook, The Creation Museum…...

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Saskia Cornes

Dr. Saskia Cornes is an assistant professor of the practice at Duke's John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute and Program Director of the Duke Campus Farm. A Renaissance literature scholar by training, she holds a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, where she focused on the emergence of private…...

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Maia Matheny

Maia grew up in Maryland and graduated from Duke University in 2022, where she studied Environmental Science and Gender Studies and worked as part of the student crew at Duke Campus Farm. From there she went on to work at Round the Bend Farm in South Dartmouth, MA, where she…...

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